Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Little Friends Giveaway

How do you like to sleep?

Are you one of those people who like the bed to be completely free of extra pillows? Or do you like to have lots of pillows or stuffed toys all around you? When I was little, I didn't like all the fuss and fluff of extra pillows or stuffed toys in my bed - in fact, I didn't like stuffed toys at all!


But now I LOVE them! I love the quirky, adorable handmade type. I LOVE the adorable cuties in the Etsy store Koo And Poppet. The critters in Sarah's shop are just as cute as the name of her store!
Sarah had always wanted to start her own line of children's products, and had planned out to call it Koo. Then after her daughter was born, the father of one of her friends would affectionately call her daughter "Poppet" - and from there the name Koo And Poppet was born. This lovely little store is filled with handmade little friends with all sorts of character and quirk. Sarah creates everything from bunnies to bears, and also sews lovely personalized pillows and scarves.

Inspired by unique fabric, unconventionality and subtleties of character, Sarah meticulously creates each of her "misfit creatures" with great attention to detail. She is fascinated by the imagination of children, and tries to create characters that delve into that world of wonder and joy. Her favorite colors are yellow, pink and beige - and gets to see those colors in their prettiest forms from her lovely home city of Victoria, Canada - when the Cherry Blossom trees bloom in March. She also loves watching the seasons change, and the great sense of community in her town.
While I adore Sarah's favorite colors, the thing that I agree with her most on is her favorite dessert - Creme Brulee! Yummy! You can also find Sarah at her blog here.

Sarah is generously giving away the adorable Avril Bunny to one lucky reader. To enter, please leave a comment here telling me one word that you would use to describe Koo And Poppet, and also answer my question at the start of this post - how do you like to sleep (lots of pillows and fluffies, or none)? I will announce the winner on Sunday

(PS. Last call for Southern California Bloggers. If you are interested in attending the Blogger's Brunch January 3rd and haven't given me your email address yet, please leave it for me here).


The Novelista Barista said...

one word: cutesy!!

i sleep with massive amounts of fluffy pillows!

SK said...

One word... one word... okay I can't do one word but the collection makes me feel warm and homey :) I think it may be the colors!

I definitely like to start off with a bunch of pillows and my stuffed saint bernard, Bernard, but eventually I wake up with just one pillow under my head.

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh one word... cuttie! I don't like to sleep with a bunch of pillows but I adore to have them on the bed, so ... I have to take them out every night. and put them again in the morning! I adore that custom letter pillow!

OceanDreams said...

Oh I love them, she is so creative! I love the softies, they are so cuddly and adorable!

katevet said...

one word? comfy!
I like to sleep with lots of pillows and a really warm blanket or two :)

Tambria said...

One word to describe Koo & Poppet is: cuddlesome. I want to cuddle with all these stuffed creatures. They are so adorable.

I like sleeping with one pillow and sometimes that even gets knocked out of bed. I'm an extremely wild sleeper, so I can't have too many things in bed with me while I sleep. I usually kick anything that's in my way while I'm sleeping. LOL!

Kris said...

I want all of these pillows. Actually, my cat would REALLY want them!

Biddy said...

One word....nostalgic. I always have and always will sleep with a bed full of stuffed animals.

Carissa said...

what an adorable bunny! and that is the word I would use for Koo and Poppet- adorable! except that is pretty obvious so how about huggable! that works too :)

and I'm so jealous that Sarah lives in Victoria! it is such a beautiful city. I visited in September for a wedding and I didn't want to leave!

as for how I like to sleep, I love lots of pillows, depending on the fluffiness of them, of course. and I can't sleep without a blanket, even in the summer. I have to have the blanket up to my nose!

oh, and I have ALWAYS loved stuffed animals! always!

Bethany Dirksen said...

One word: artistically childish....uh-oh, that's two words.

I love to sleep with my blankie - I had one as a child and now I have one as a grown up. It's soft and cozy and I sleep with it up near my face.

Great post!


Anonymous said...

One word: whimsical!

And I still sleep with a stuffed animal--it's the only way I can fall asleep!

untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

Lane said...

Enchanting! I sleep with two travel sized pillows, one under my head and one under my arm.


Melanie's Randomness said...

one word: Adorable!! I like them. =)

I sleep with about 6 pillows on the bed and use about 3 of them. I'm definitely a pillow hog. hehe.

JJ said...

Playful! (love that little softie...)

I like to have one firm pillow. Something that supports my head well and LOTS of blankets!

Lily said...

and i sleep with two pillows and wrapped up in a very warm blanket.

Annie said...


i have many pillows on my bed, i sleep with one and i also usually put my "blankie" on my pillow and sleep on that. ha, yes i still have a blanket. ;)

hope you are having a great week beautiful!!XO!

Wehaf said...

One word: charming

I sleep with lots of pillows, no stuffies.

urchiken at gmail dot com

Katie said...

One word?


They are gorgeous - love them.

dandeliondog said...

one word: Darling!

And I sleep with a pillow for my head and one on either side of me (i like to flip flop) :)

lexylou said...

I love Sarah's shop. I went to high School with her, and am so proud of this venture she is taking after having her daughter. We both have little ones so I am always so happy for creative ways that mom's can stay-at-home and do something they truly love to do as well!
One word: Kooky
I sleep with just one pillow, can't handle lots of pillows, a hot water bottle and....my husband....

kiddo said...

One word: huggable.

I sleep with four pillows on my bed (I really need a man lol).

helen said...

I would use the word adorable to describe the wonderful store and I sleep with one pillow.Great giveaway my fingers are crossed. Thanks Helen


Kaye Prince said...

One word: Cozy!

When I was little I didn't sleep with stuffed animals either. I used to go to sleep cuddling my books (I think this may be where the whole librarian thing started) and would wake up in the morning with book imprints on my face. Now I like to sleep with Alex (of course!), one pillow under my head, and one pillow on my right side (Alex is on the left) which I usually end up wrapped around by morning.

Koo and Poppet is awesome and I would love to be the lucky owner of Avril.

Little Miss Tiara said...

one word? Hmm... wow!
lol, that's a word, right? I had hard time choosing between "Wow!" or "Aww" hmm...

and ah, I sleep okay with no pillow, but I always need my comforter/bed cover, haha...

Yelena R. said...

One word: Cute!

I prefer sleeping with one pillow folded... i know, very weird...

// krissy ♥ said...

Charming :)

And I love sleeping surrounded with pillows, I cannot sleep without hugging one :)

4smartmonkeys said...

One word is very hard to come up with, but I do believe huggable works.

I have one pillow, and my huggable husband.

Bella said...

One word: Quirky!

I sleep with two pillows under my head...one body pillow on my left side, and my feet out of the duvet!! Hey, it works!

~Miss Judy Bloom~ said...

cozy & warm-hearted collection! super cute! :)

i sleep with i thin, squishy, down pillow & my sweet boyfriend, 2 dogs & the 2 cats sneak in too....oh man, i love a zoo :)


bison61 said...

one word - lovable
I sleep with one pillow

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Leslie said...

PERSONALITY! (my fave thing about all the koos are their unique traits)

I sleep with only one pillow, but require no less than three when reading in bed.

Thanks for the contest!


jamfiescreations1 said...

I love to sleep with bunches and
bunches of pillows.

One word----beautiful

Caroline said...

One word...... hmm... delightful and I sleep with lots of pillows and blankets!! xo

Clare said...

imaginationating...hmm, not quite a word, more of a concept.

And I am a clear the decks sleeper, no fuss, just a duvet and two pillows.

laia said...

I would love to sleep with just one pillow, but a huge one!

Regards from Barcelona



Tender Branson said...

I love those "little friends" have more charm then the stuff you see in the mall.

Jingle said...

I like to have a few pillows - some, but not tons, kwim? Those lovely littles bring one fabulous word to mind: HUGGABLE!

jinglesells at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

adorable! whimsical and cozy. happy! =D

i am a lots of blankets person even if its like 80 degrees out i have my down comforter nice and cozy!


Nesca said...

I have one pillow and my son's Mr. Rabbit that I use as a pillow when my son sleeps and doesn't see that. He would get angry on me. Bad Mum I am... but Mr. Rabbit is just perfect for my neck :)

the word that comes to my mind to describe "little friends" is HARMONIE.

so adorable....


nikki said...

one word: fAnTaBuLoUs!

I know it's not really a word but it's one I use often for things I love!
I sleep with only one pillow, one husband, and my lovely goose down blanket....ahhh goose down!

Daph said...

I sleep in a queen sized sleigh bed with 1 zombie bear, 2 furry teddy bears, an assortment of pillows, a jack russell terrier, feather down comforter and various cats that come and go. cozy:)

Amber said...

One word - Endearing!

I love to sleep with my homemade stuffed animals all around me. It makes me feel like I am never alone and that they are watching over me.
Thank you for the giveaway :)

Rebecca said...

oh...i am so shopping here form my little one to be...

i like to sleep with a pillow under my head, one under my arms, snugged up against my husband, with my dog between our feet.

and my one word to describe this fantastic children's line would be...snugalicious!


vaverine said...

Those stuffies are flufferocious! (y'know, fluffy + ferocious... did it have to be a "real" word?)

When I sleep alone I stuffy up the bed, but when my secret-internal-furnace-man/sprawler boyfriend is in bed I give the stuffies a comfy bed elsewhere and cling to whatever edges of bed he leaves for me, lol.

vaverine at yahoo dot com

Candi said...

Love the pillows and the gorgeous scarves!

erin, maker of chimes said...

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious ;)

as for sleeping... just one pillow for me, please!

Daya, muito prazer... said...

Daiane Negretti
follower: Daya, muito prazer...

one word that you would use to describe Koo And Poppet:

I like to sleep with lots of pillows and fluffies

Anonymous said...

One word to describe them is adorable. And I like to sleep with lots of fluffed up pillows.


thislovelycity said...

One Word: Darling!

These are so very cute! xo.

ellen marie ziegler said...

one word: delightful!

i had the pleasure of being a foster mom to a whole family of k&p's while they awaited a new home in Richmond.. such delightful and funny little creatures. ♥

(nice work sarah!)

CathyH said...

Whimsical! I love these cuddly critters. I sleep with on pillow scrunched up.

sarsosari said...

One word: Silly :)


sarsosari said...

I like just one pillow for me head...but to use my husband as a second "body" pillow!


Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

The first word that came into my mind was "adorable" followed quickly by "sweet" :D

I love to sleep with a pillow and several soft toys in the bed but hubby vetoed that when we got married, hee hee. Now it's the kids who sleep with hundreds of softies/plushies in their beds and usually multiple pillows too!

Elizabeth said...


I have to sleep with two pillows--I read myself to sleep, and like to be level with the mattress!

Chris and Sarah said...

Unique (I love this store!)

Lots of pillows and I have 2 blankets around my head I cuddle up to.


janil said...

Well, my English vocabulary isn't so good, but cute is the most appropiated I have!!!

I love a big pillo under my head!

Thanks for the chance!
cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Perfect Blue Moon said...

Attractive - it's not just that their cute and quirky but they bring you in and make you want to touch them and feel them and hold them, they're not just something to look at but attract you to them.

How do I like to sleep? Generally I spend it wrestling the blankets from my husband. Tons and Tons of blankets to curl up under now that the weathers blessed cold. :)


jakiesmom said...

one word...sweet

i sleep with at least 2 pillows..more if i can get my hands on them!

Kelle's Kitchen said...

One word: Perplexed (I just think they look a bit dazed and confused...which adds to their adorable factor!!)

I like to sleep with just my pillow...and a snuggly cat or two (or four as it sometimes works out!!)

krherning at yahoo dot com

Eva said...

one word, adorable! Personally I like sleeping without all the fuss of pillows and whatnot, but my daughter on the other hand LOVES lots of stuffed animals, pillows, and blankets all around her

Desiree said...

one word- adorable!

I like just one pillow.

Desiree Glaze

lanky said...

One word would be enchanted!

I sleep with no pillows or a very very thin one.


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Kaycee @ Fit for a Child said...

(Sorry, I was logged into an old account!)

I would say they are quirky! I absolutely adore these! My little one would fall in love!

I love to sleep with at least 3 pillows, one of which I have had for many years!

iloveyouhecried at gmail dot com

Stephanie said...


I like to sleep with lots of pillows if I had a bigger bed :)

mylist said...


One pillow, under my head, and that's it for me :)

Jenn said...

One word: Adorable

I have to sleep with lots of fluff!!

roro said...

One word.. Whimsey!:)

And I sleep with lots of teeny pillows! Big ones stink!

Thanks for the chance!

roro said...

Oh! And my email is youmey0u at yahoo.com

Sonia Kostova said...

Hmm.. I'd have to say conservative. Her toys really are!


Tylerpants said...


I like to sleep with only one pillow =)


trixx said...

one word, whimsical!

i sleep with two pillows, slightly tilted.

Stephanie said...

I've seen her shop before and I've always thought everything was adorable! I like to sleep with tons of pillows and blankets surrounding me.


Kym said...

I sleep with my one pillow, must be my pillow and a sheet has to be one me :)

Kristen said...

I love lots of pillows!
kristenlaudick at yahoo dot com

RR said...

Fun! What great animals.

Dionne said...

Thanks for your comments! This giveaway is now closed.

Anne said...

"chubby"! (cute chubby) I loved how she called them misfits..i thought of the island of misfit toys from ruldoph the red nosed reindeer!
I sleep with lots of pillows!
annemolino at hotmail dot com

Samantha Cummings said...

Adorable!! This is the first time I've seen them and they are too cute.

I sleep with lots of pillows!

M&M said...

The one word would have to be kawaii!
I sleep with two small stuffed animals and two pillows, fairly simplistic.

Amie Henderson said...

Just my pillow :)